DON’’T BE A BARBEERIAN|
1. Drink from a glass
Try to limit drinking from containers - beer cans, wine boxes, milk cartons, etc. A glass captures the beer’’s aroma and allows you to appreciate the color, effervescence, clarity and head. Even if you’’re hosting a party, use cheap glass tumblers or plastic cups to do your beer right.
2. Invite beer to the dinner table
To most foodies, it’’s a given that beer pairs better than wine with grilled food and cheeses and this is just the gateway to the world of beer and food. Enjoying a bottle of beer with dinner is a healthy, inexpensive way to learn more about beer and food. I recommend it.
3. Learn to cellar
Big beers, over 8% alcohol, can improve in the cellar. Consider buying your favorite barley wine, imperial stout or imperial IPA by the case and setting aside for that special occasion. All you need to start to your cellar is a cool dry place. Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery has poetically suggested a hole dug in the forest.